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An Archaistic White and Grey Jade 'Jing Ning Zhai' Seal
Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 3,640,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
37
An Archaistic White and Grey Jade 'Jing Ning Zhai' Seal
Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 3,640,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Playthings From The Collection of Edward T. Chow
Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Collections
Chinese Art Through the Eye of Sakamoto Gorō -
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An Archaistic White and Grey Jade 'Jing Ning Zhai' Seal
Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period
of rectangular form with a trapezoid top, surmounted by a flattened arched knob in an archaistic style, finely carved in low relief with 'C' motifs facing each other and centred with a dot, the slanted sides decorated with confronting chilong, their tail extending onto the narrower sides, the seal face crisply carved with the three-character hall mark jing ning zhai, the smoothly polished stone of silvery-white colour mottled with grey specks and faint russet veins
3.9 by 5.4 by 4 cm., 1 1/2  by 2 1/8  by 1 5/8  in. 
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Catalogue Note

Jing ning zhai, which can be translated as 'Studio of Tranquility', was one of the scenic views located inside the Diansi xinggong, one of the several palaces occasionally used by the Qianlong Emperor for temporary stays outside Beijing. The palace was built during the Qianlong period and located at the north of the Daqing river and west of the Taibao village in Heibei province. All eight landscapes, including Jing ning zhai, were selected and named by the Qianlong Emperor and meant to be enjoyed as contemplative retreats.

Playthings From The Collection of Edward T. Chow
Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Collections
Chinese Art Through the Eye of Sakamoto Gorō -
Asian Lacquer

|
Hong Kong